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Body found in Geary County

By The Mercury

A body matching the description of a missing Junction City woman has been found, Junction City police said Thursday, and two people have been arrested in connection with the case.

JCPD detectives, working with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, found the body of a woman Wednesday night in a remote location in rural Geary County, according to a press release.

The agents and detectives followed information that led them to execute a search warrant on Fort Riley, according to a press release. Subsequent interviews led them to the location.

The identity of the victim has not been verified but the victim matches the description of Amanda Clemons, 24, of Junction City, who was last seen leaving the Budget Host Hotel, 820 S. Washington St. in Junction City on the evening of Feb. 7.

Witnesses told police she was put into a silver-colored vehicle by two black males and two black females.

Marryssa Monyque Middleton of Colorado, 22, has been arrested on charges of first-degree Murder, aggravated kidnapping and conspiracy.

Drexel Alexander Woody of Fort Riley, 23, has been arrested and charged with aiding and abetting a first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and conspiracy.

An autopsy has not yet been scheduled.

The investigation into the case is continuing, and anyone with information concerning this case may call the Junction City Police Department at 785-762-5912 or Crimestoppers at 785-762-TIPS.

Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.

Woody and Middleton should have their first appearance in Geary County District Court Friday.

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